GEO Corrections & Detentions (A GEO Company) REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - 21324/21649/118159 in Florence, Arizona
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Facility: CENTRAL ARIZONA CORRECTIONAL & REHABILITATION FACILITY
Compensation Base: 34.00 per hour
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Initiates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of operational security.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
+ Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system, if permitted by the client. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation.
+ Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and minor surgical procedures. Treats detainees/inmates with problems within professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the appropriate physician.
+ Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the formulary. Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in administering medication.
+ Makes observation rounds on patients, and records in progress notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management.
+ Maintains security while administering medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains noninvolvement in the security aspects of care.
+ Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes.
+ Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as necessary.
+ Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation.
+ Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records.
+ Coordinates Chronic Disease Clinic scheduling.
+ Supervises the work flow of the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) staff. Provides input into performance evaluation.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
+ Associate’s or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
+ Two (2) years of direct work experience Registered Nurse preferred.
+ Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care.
+ Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.
+ Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.